Gigabit Internet Outage: ‘This Is Not Us’
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Internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S. are scrambling to keep their networks up for the holidays, amid reports that some customers were having problems with their broadband connections.
The outage has caused confusion among customers, who are wondering what is going on and what will happen to them in the coming weeks.
“This is not us.
This is not what our families and communities need.
This isn’t who we are,” said Eric Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, an advocacy group for consumers.
“We’re not asking for money from you to fix this problem.
We’re asking for a simple fix.
The fix is to stop the shutdown of our internet.”
The Internet is a public utility and, as such, the U,S.
government requires it to provide basic services like internet access.
It also has obligations under the 1934 Communications Act that it must provide basic internet service for all Americans.ISPs have been unable to connect to the internet due to the shutdown.
The FCC announced on Thursday that it is working to resolve the problem and hopes to have internet service restored to some customers by next week.
“This is a critical issue, and we’ll be able to get it fixed as quickly as we can,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement.
“As we approach this critical holiday, I ask all Americans to work together to make sure the Internet stays available for everyone.”
A few customers have reported problems with the service and have reached out to Ars for help.
Ars has reached out and will update this story as we learn more.
Ars reached out directly to Comcast, which is a major ISP in the region, but we will update the story if they respond.
The FCC announced it will conduct a review of the outage and the possible solution as early as next week, but said there are no plans to make any changes to the rules that govern how internet service providers operate in the US.
“The commission has a responsibility to ensure that Internet providers provide their customers with affordable, high-quality, and reliable internet,” the FCC said in an advisory.
Internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S. are scrambling to keep their networks up for the holidays, amid reports that…